The Ants of Africa
Genus Ophthalmopone Ophthalmopone hottentota (Emery)
Ophthalmopone hottentota (Emery)
Type location South
Africa (Pachycondyla hottentota
n. sp., Emery, 1886: 360, worker; Arnold, 1915: 52, male; synonymy
Emery, 1911: 70; status revised Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 125)
synonym lanceolata (Ophthalmopone
lanceolata nov. spec., Mayr, 1895: 125, worker) from South
Africa, Cape of Good Hope - no images on Antweb (June 2014)
worker and male only described (see Bolton, 1995) .
description is at . Arnold (1915: 52) gave a translation;
this is at . Mayr's (1895)
description of lanceolata is at .
not listed by Schmidt & Shattuck, 2014: 125).
The photomontage is
collated from http://www.antweb.org/specimen.do?name=SAM-HYM-C007413A
Collection Information: Specimen Code SAM-HYM-C007413A; Locality South
Africa: Cape Province: 76 miles from Ceres to Sutherland;
32°30'00"S 020°14'00"E; Collection codes: SAM-HYM-C007413; Date: 28 Aug
1962; Collected by: A.J.Prins
Note: I have applied a colour correction to get nearer
the Arnold description of it being black with fulvous pubescence.